Hands Up Lake County

Business Competition Winners

2023 Winners

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Tyrrell Martial Arts

Daniel Tyrrell

Daniel Alan Tyrrell, a martial arts instructor with over 30 years of experience, has dedicated his life to teaching and spreading the benefits of martial arts to his community.

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Jitter Bean Coffee Lakeport

Maureen Brasier

Maureen, the visionary behind Jitter Bean Coffee, has expanded her business from the original drive-thru-only coffee kiosk at 2598 S Main Street in Lakeport.

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Eric's Oil Change and Repairs

Eric & Krystal Purkhiser

Eric's Oil Change and Repairs is a locally owned and operated automotive repair and oil change shop. Their comprehensive range of services includes check engine diagnosis, complete vehicle inspections, suspension and brake repairs, and oil and fluid changes.

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La Chilanguita Mexican Restaurant

Denisse Herrera & Jesus Mendez

Upper Lake Grocery, the store serves the local community by offering daily necessities and various goods and services, including a fresh produce section, meat, and a sandwich Deli.

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Saw Shop Public House Weston

Joshua Seifert

Weston plans to expand their operation with an outdoor venue called the Backyard to enhance their offerings further.

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BiZi Bees Preschool

Claire and Michael Zimmerman

Claire's dream is to create a well-established, private-based preschool that provides students with the essential education they need to transition confidently into kindergarten.

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Lake County Signs & Banners

Lynda Steely

Lynda's offerings include event signs, posters, banners, laser engraving, event backdrops, party props, and photo booth rentals.

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Wine in the Willows

Cinamon Vann

With a clear vision in mind, Cinamon aims to elevate Wine in the Willows into a beloved destination that caters to locals and tourists throughout the year.

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2022 Winners

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Peace And Plenty Farm

Melinda Robin Price

Peace And Plenty Farm LLC is the result of two people who wanted to be part of the local food movement and supply fresh, organically grown produce to the community.

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Angela’s Anytime Rides

Angela Nicole Hughes

As a local businesswoman and Lake County resident, Angela Nicole Hughes always wanted to make a difference in the community.

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Grillagan’s Island

Nicole B Gentry

She discovered that it is not enough to have a passion and love for cooking, but knowledge of business management is also necessary.

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Upper Lake Grocery

Ben Guenther

Upper Lake Grocery, the store serves the local community by offering daily necessities and various goods and services, including a fresh produce section, meat, and a sandwich Deli.

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Land Escape

Curtis Cook

He takes pride in his work and is committed to providing the best service to enhance the aesthetics of any home and create a calming, peaceful atmosphere.

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Rock N’ Rolled Ice-cream

Baylee Ann Grove

Together with her mom, aunt, and grandmothers, she started Rock N' Rolled Ice-Cream for Lake County residents to enjoy her favorite treat.

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The Bee’s Knees

Karen Kress

With extensive experience in the field of cosmetology, Karen is keen on sharing her knowledge with other individuals interested in building careers in this career path.

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Stitch Envy

Robin Marie Marsolek

Her uniqueness is reflected in the quality of her work and her desire to reduce waste by enabling customers to continue to wear the clothes they already own with style and grace.

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2021 Winners

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Reese Ranch Retreat

Catherine Ann Reese

Ever-evolving is an excellent way to describe the history of Reese Ranch Retreat. What started as a photography studio turned into a lodging business.

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Send Rover on Over Doggie

Valeri Ann Stallings

Valeri Ann Stallings is passionate about the care of animals, the safety of dogs, and the peace of mind of their owners.

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Party Ideas

Anahi Silva

Party Ideas by Anahi Silva is home to the widest selection of party supplies loved by children and adults alike.

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Bottlerock Candle Studio

Jennifer Marie Gayda

Bottlerock Candle Studio offers healthy superior quality, and handcrafted candles, and home decor.

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Wild Hope Bakery

Ashley Ruth Garrigus

After completing her education and training, Ashley Ruth Garrigus worked many jobs learning different branches of pastry.

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Red Feather Leather

Brianna Elisabeth Thomas

Red Feather Leather is a leather shop run by Brianna Elisabeth Thomas. She has always been fascinated by art and grew tired of the plain old paper canvas.

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2020 Winners

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LAM Printing

Nick and Myra Lam

Lam Printing is a custom apparel shop located in Clearlake that offers silkscreen, embroidery, high-quality prints, low pricing, and fast turnaround time.

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Clear Lake Boat Rental

Lisa Wilson

The second prize of the Hands Up Lake County Business Competition 2020 amounting to $5,000 went to Lisa Wilson of Clear Lake Boat Rental.

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Susie Q’s Donuts & Espresso

David Brown

Susie Q’s Donuts & Espresso serves donuts baked fresh daily, coffee, espresso, sandwich, and breakfast. They deliver their goods across Lake County.

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Wild Bee Creations

Stacie Jusdon

Stacie Judson started Wild Bee Creations in 2011 when she moved from San Francisco. Their magic lies beneath their toxin-free ingredients,...

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The Ripe Choice Farm & Catering

Mark and Tammy Lipps

The Ripe Choice Farm and Catering is located in Clearlake and is owned and managed by purpose-driven individuals, Mark and Chef Tammy Lipps.

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Lakeport, CA 95453